Recently I was part of a discussion with a pastor who sent an email to his membership asking where they wanted to grow spiritually. Two days later there were no responses.
The term “mental load” has become more and more common, especially among mothers. If you haven’t heard of this term before, “mental load” refers to all of the invisible tasks associated with the management of a household. It’s constant laundry, meal planning and prep, dishes, and baths.
Last spring a friend who is an elementary school teacher mentioned that she has received so many coffee mugs from parents she didn’t have space for any more of them. She felt completely inundated with gifts when the experience (the school year) was over.
It seems in our post-Christian culture that the courage (or perhaps even willingness) to share our faith is becoming rare. Why is that?
Whether you are a ministry volunteer or a pastor I bet you can relate to feeling: “not good enough” at times.
While many of us would agree that prayer is an essential part of the believer’s life sadly it’s usually not the first place we turn when we experience hardship. It’s our nature to turn to someone or something tangible I think when stuff hits the fan…we are more inclined to talk with a spouse, friend or mentor. Why?
If you have been in ministry longer than say a week than you have received some form of criticism.
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Awhile back I listened to a podcast which featured Andy Stanley discussing what he called: “Keystone Habits.” I felt it was a fresh take on reaching goals and staying committed to something when you feel like giving up.
Aside from a supportive spouse, there are few people who can support a pastor like an assistant.
Living in the Post-Modern era offers a lot of temptation specifically as it relates to the advancement of technology. It seems right away when kids are born they are handed a smartphone or tablet and begin interacting in the digital world.